BorgWarner Starts to Supply Li Auto New Energy Vehicles with Integrated Drive Module

  • Highlights BorgWarner’s first integrated drive module (iDM) business in China
  • The iDM220 provides over 200 kW of maximum power
  • System available as a fully integrated module or stand-alone solutions

Auburn Hills, Michigan, August 2, 2023 – BorgWarner, a global product leader in delivering innovative and sustainable mobility solutions, is supplying Li Auto its advanced integrated drive module (iDM220) to the company’s new energy vehicles. This is BorgWarner’s first iDM business in China and is currently installed in two of Li Auto’s model-lines, including the L8 and L9 range-extended electric vehicle (REEV).

“We are delighted to kick-off our first iDM production in China and gain this opportunity to expand our partnership with Li Auto,” said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “BorgWarner’s iDM220 is designed to meet the needs of diverse installation adaptations by providing a scalable, modular architecture and is expected to power smart, efficient and reliable mobility solutions for our customers. We look forward to assisting Li Auto in unleashing their future sustainability capabilities by contributing industry-leading electrification solutions.”

BorgWarner’s iDM220 is a highly-integrated electric drive module operating at 400V that is capable of providing over 200 kW of maximum power and an estimated 4500 Nm of peak torque. The module offers high efficiency, smooth and quiet operation, and exceptional performance. The iDM incorporates an electric motor that has a compact, hairpin-wound stator with an outer diameter of 220 mm as well as an integrated off-axis gearbox and a 400V silicon-based inverter, significantly reducing the weight and size of the entire system. All subsystems used in the iDM are part of BorgWarner’s technology portfolio and are available either as a fully integrated module or as stand-alone solutions for new energy vehicles. The iDM is produced in the BorgWarner Wuhan, China plant using inverters from the BorgWarner Suzhou, China plant.

In addition, BorgWarner’s Tianjin, China plant indirectly supplies the traction motor and generator motor for the front axle on Li Auto’s L7, L8 and L9. 

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